An estimated 300,000 migrant seafarers are languishing mostly forgotten on stranded vessels scattered across seas or in ports because of the pandemic, according to a London-based trade union.
These criminal actors threaten fragile species, forcing an international coalition to track them down.
Currently, museums and communities alike are grappling with the dual pandemics impacting African Americans: COVID-19 and social uprisings after the killing of George Floyd.
2020 UC Berkeley School of Journalism Reporting Fellow Michaela Vatcheva examines how COVID-19 has limited scientists' ability to examine a mysterious die-off of gray whales in the Pacfic.
As the Arctic warms, the Alaska Native Inupiat adapt to changing conditions at the very northern tip of the United States.
As flooding has rapidly worsened in scale and frequency, people are demanding action from their governments. Unfortunately, stormwater management is a costly problem that is not easily solved.
Tegan Wendland and New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban discuss strategies the Dutch have adopted to manage water and flooding in their cities.
North Carolina will begin working with other state offices to address vulnerabilities caused by climate change but still have more work to do to make their communities more resilient.
State Climatologist Kathie Dello says that since taking the job in 2019 she has found residents of North Carolina are ready and willing to talk about climate change, and that the state can be a leader on the issue.
Maintaining the vulnerable sliver of Outer Banks highway known as N.C. 12 has long been a challenge, but state officials say they are now adopting a more resilient approach to infrastructure design.
Young people on North Carolina's Outer Banks who have grown up facing the challenges of climate change on an almost yearly basis say decision makers should take the problem more seriously.
While hurricanes are woven through the history of Down East Carteret County, a remote string of communities on the central North Carolina coast known for its fishing and boatbuilding traditions, Hurricane Florence was a turning point for conversations on "sea level rise".
Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.
The Bering Sea's winter ice has helped to sustain a remarkable abundance of sea life. For the past two years, it's been gone, and scientists are scrambling to figure out what that means for the future.
The chase and capture of one of the most notorious illegal fishing vessels in 2018 ask the question—can the world's oceans be saved?
As the ice vanishes, will the Arctic die? Aboard the Norwegian research vessel Helmer Hanssen, Eli Kintisch explores the mystical Arctic ocean during Polar Night, and finds surprising answers.
Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
Global warming is happening faster around the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else. To adjust to this new climate, local communities must change the way they live and work – for better and for worse.
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.
In December 2010, Ghana joined the league of oil-producers, determined to make oil a blessing and not a curse. Christiane Badgley visits Takoradi, a.k.a. Oil City to see how things are going so far.
After decades of isolation, the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has become a de facto nature refuge. What will this mean for the base’s post-detention future?
Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.
Eli Kintisch wrote and produced THAW, a documentary series that tells the story of a journey to the Arctic ocean in the dead of winter, revealing a radically changing ecosystem with global implications.
The arrival of a giant fish species has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
Seaweed farming has radically changed the socioeconomic position of rural women in Zanzibar, but climate change is causing massive die-offs and threatening women's new-found status.
As many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered off the coast of Peru each year solely for shark bait. Correspondent Jim Wickens reports on this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation.
Reporter Craig Welch shares his reporting from Indonesia on a community threatened by climate change and ocean acidification.
Writer Erik Vance discusses his project "Emptying the World's Aquarium," from the coast of the Sea of Cortez.
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
Photographer Dominic Bracco II talks about photographing the lives of fishermen on the Sea of Cortez.
The Pulitzer Center continues its summer collaboration with Free Spirit Media in Chicago, providing grantee journalists to serve as mentors during student documentary filmmaking workshops.
Le Monde journalist Yves Eudes discusses his six-part reporting project on climate change in the Arctic.
Do you know who processed your shrimp? Steve Sapienza's most recent project explores labor exploitation in the Thai shrimp industry.
The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from current students and recent graduates of the Campus Consortium program to report on issues related to the impacts of climate change within the U.S. The deadline is Oct. 13, 2020.
Grantees David Abel and Andy Laub's film documenting the North Atlantic right whale's fight against extinction was nominated for the Best Non-Broadcast Film category.
Pulitzer Center grantee Hal Bernton wins first place in the Outstanding Beat Reporting category for the SEJ awards.
Coastal Review Online's Pulitzer Center-supported "Changing Minds on Climate Science" project takes readers to eastern North Carolina, examining if and how residents' attitudes towards climate change have shifted after a series of devastating hurricanes and floods.
Journalists, scientists, policymakers, and residents discuss how climate change is threatening Cape Cod and what to do about it at an inaugural Connected Coastlines event at BU.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce our 2019 Connected Coastlines grantees, a consortium of newsrooms and independent journalists across the United States who are using rigorous science reporting to document and explain the local effects of climate change on U.S. coastal populations.
How do we bridge gaps between science and religion? Live taping of "On Being" explores the intricacies of how the mind and body interact with reality.
DC students explored how journalists plan and create explainer films by visiting Vox Media and engaging in hands-on workshops led by Pulitzer Center staff and journalists.
Middle school students from Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC explored videography with producers and story editors at Vox.
This week: exploring the changing Arctic ecosystem, reflecting on how youth and the media can support the movement against gun violence, and screening a student documentary on identity.
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
Students will learn about how climate change impacts the Arctic Ocean. They will also explore how scientific information is communicated to the public.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
Students read about the impacts of coral bleaching on ocean ecosystems.
These lessons present close reading, writing, discussion and hands-on activities that explore reporting on climate change, land rights debates and water issues.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
It has been said that journalism is the literature of democracy. What is journalism? Why is it important? You will soon have a chance to find out!
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.